After three months in our salubrious studio at Castell Penrhyn, we are moving out to install our first exhibition at Storiel, just down the road, in Bangor.
We have loved every minute of it, and diolch o galon, huge thanks to our very kind hosts at Castell Penrhyn: Being at heart of life at Castell Penrhyn, meeting staff, volunteers and visitors, has been one of the highlights of the two years we have been working together.
Our warm, friendly, spacious studio has enabled us to collaborate more intensively than ever before: We can’t imagine how we could have done this project without the space. And a top tip for future collaboration: Have a shared studio space. (although obvs, its not always quite so ideal as this one was!)
Anyway, we thought we’d celebrate some of the highlights… but before we do, here’s an invitation to our opening on Friday - 12th April, 6.30pm. It’d be lovely to see you there.
Some highlights of life at Castell Penrhyn:
Building Y Dresel Griddfan, the Groaning Dresser
Space to set up our pieces, and see how they work together
Our Open Studios in March
Lisa dancing and singing her way around the castle, wearing her slate dress on 1st April
A preview for National Trust staff and volunteers in April
A few days enjoying mountain of bubble wrap (this weekend)….
… and our last cuppa, on ‘our’ lovely tree stump
Oh, how we’ll miss this place! But it’s onto new ventures now - 5 months in Storiel, Bangor. And in July we’ll also have an exhibition in Amgueddfa Llechi Llanberis, and in September two exhibitions in Blaenau: Llyfrgell Blaenau and Llechwedd Slate Caverns.
We will also be organising some workshops (to add to the Groaning Dresser) and walks and hopefully some more singing/sound work… we’ll keep you posted!
Hwyl am y tro!
[PS: Here’s a quick timelapse of us installing at Storiel!